This project is dedicated to revolutionizing the water industry by employing data-driven strategies, evidence-based decision-making, and a focus on efficiency. By investing in a comprehensive blog and future book series, we aim to uncover innovative solutions to water infrastructure challenges, with a keen eye on maximizing resources and minimizing waste.
Our approach draws inspiration from diverse intellectual traditions, including:
The emphasis on economic insights and state capacity that shapes modern libertarian thinking.
The focus on urban development, policy analysis, and pragmatic solutions to societal challenges.
The exploration of rationality, decision theory, and the scientific approach to problem-solving.
The commitment to in-depth political analysis, effective communication, and bridging ideological divides.
The ultimate goal is to create a roadmap that not only guides the water industry towards sustainable practices but also demonstrates how targeted investments can significantly reduce public expenditure. By aligning incentives, promoting transparency, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, we aim to create a ripple effect that extends beyond the water industry, contributing to a more responsible and cost-effective use of public resources.
Through case studies, research, and real-world insights, we will build a platform that serves as a beacon for change, influencing policy, guiding industry practices, and empowering individuals to make informed decisions that align with long-term societal goals.
This project is not just about water; it's about a smarter, more sustainable future where every drop counts, and every decision is made with precision and purpose
What are this project's goals and how will you achieve them?
The project's goals are to:
Educate and influence industry experts and policymakers.
Provide practical solutions to modern water infrastructure problems.
Foster a community of like-minded individuals committed to positive change.
We will achieve these goals through:
Regular blog posts citing case studies and offering practical solutions.
Research and collaboration with industry experts.
Writing a book or series of books to consolidate research and insights.
How will this funding be used?
Laptop and software: $1,500
Promotion and advertising: $1,000
Travel to meet industry experts: $2,000
Research and content creation: $1,500
Total Funding Goal: $6,000
Who is on your team and what's your track record on similar projects?
Keith Wilkinson: A drinking water industry professional working on $100+ million capital projects, working with large scale utilities and crafting treatment strategies. Blogger with a passion for rationality, decision theory, and efficiency. I have a BS in Business Admin, and was a educator of children with special needs for 8 years.
What are the most likely causes and outcomes if this project fails? (premortem)
Misalignment with stakeholders' interests.
Insufficient engagement with industry experts.
Lack of awareness and promotion.
Outcomes: Delayed progress in water infrastructure improvement, missed opportunities for collaboration and influence.
What other funding are you or your project getting?
Personal investment: $600